It’s time for Nor Cal stripers and I’ll be chasing them all the way through April, so be sure to get with me soon if you wanna spot! Now, here’s a little inspiration from this season so far and a few from last spring too. Tunes by my (imaginary) friend, the incomparable Joe Bonamassa…
The California Delta is an awesome striper fishery but let’s face it…she’s one big intimidating sucka too, right? With over 1,000 miles of channels, sloughs and flooded islands, finding fish can be a daunting task. The question I most often get from folks is: “Where the heck do you start?”
Well, a great place to start is my new eBook: Light Tackle Delta Striper Secrets (available at Amazon and PDF and soon on iPad) In this how-to manual, I cover all the stuff you need to get out there are start catching fish. There’s a lot of info in there I’ve learned from my 16 years of guiding, from understanding tides, to the structure stripers prefer and what exactly you need to look for in a spot. There are lots of color photos and diagrams that will help you unlock the big puzzle that is the Delta…
In the book, I’ll teach you all the basics (and share some cool insider info too) of how to catch stripers using my three favorite techniques: Topwater, Swimbaits and Jigging Spoons.
For less than the price of one lure ($4.99), you’ll be well on your way to hooking the Delta’s top gamefish! The book is available at AMAZON or you can also get a PDF version. All you iPad users out there…it’s coming soon on that format as well!
He recently showed his ignorance of the matter and said California has to stop putting fish over farmers by flushing the Delta water out to sea.
“When the forefathers built this state, including the governor’s own father, they weren’t idiots at the time. Suddenly we’ve all become idiots” he said. “Remember what this water is being dumped for. It’s being dumped for what I call phantom salmon because there are no fish and the fish aren’t coming back; they’ve been gone 100 years.”
Um, okay…so last time I checked, salmon are still here….despite Nunes and friends’ best efforts. And clearly he doesn’t care about the thousands of families and businesses that rely upon those “phantom salmon.”
For the record, salmon support a $1.5 billion dollar industry in California!!!!
According to KCBS, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a water bill on Wednesday that loosens environmental restrictions to pump more water from the Delta to the San Joaquin Valley.
Luckily, the measure is likely to go no further because of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s Democratic Senators.
You can read the whole story HERE
Coalition for a Sustainable Delta…they’re kidding about that name, right??
You can vote for Roxy and other May entries at the end of the month. Monthly winners get a prize pack from Yakima Bait and also advance to the Hawg Bowl playoffs.